We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, ‘Why did this happen to me?’ unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.
Phillip E. Berstein

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
Kenji Miyazawa

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.
Kahlil Gibran

… joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Kahlil Gibran

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

Every evening I turn my worries over to God.  He’s going to be up all night anyway.
Mary C. Crowley

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
Christian Nevell Bovee

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
Christopher Benson

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Jacques Prévert

Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tears are words the heart can’t express.
Author Unknown

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Chinese proverb

Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery.
F. Alexander Magoun

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
Jewish Proverb

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Author Unknown

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
From a headstone in Ireland

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.
Alex Tan

What can appear to be your worst moments in life are sometimes just an invitation to yourself and to your next magical journey – a journey that we would never have had the courage to take unless forced to do so.
Mark Hoog

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions
Stefan Kanfer

Updated June 22, 2008

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.
Caroline Myss

You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.
Byron Katie

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